This book would be one of my favorites if I didn't feel such melancholy after reading it... It's full of pictures, facts and trivia I haven't seen in other books, and it was contemporary as of 15 years ago but the very fact that it contains so much information about people and animations that I personally know, makes me maudlin...
In the late 1980s, Rob Minkoff and Glen Keane called me regularly about consulting on the setting up of a computer animation studio for Disney. I even sent them a proposal at one point that included costing and expectations... It just petered out after a year or so... At least with me.
David Daniels and I had a strained relationship. He's the one who pushed A:M out of Vinton Studios.
Will Vinton was always nice to me - still is. He's cordial and entertaining; aloof as only a successful studio owner can be but never rude. I could call Will tomorrow and he'd talk about doing something together.
My friend, Robert Taylor, is also mentioned in the book, and there's a lot of pictures and discussion of the films he directed while with Ralph Bakshi.